Sean Sweeney leads the Field CISO team for Oracle Cloud Engineering. In this role, he is responsible for aligning and mobilizing his team of highly skilled former CISOs, architects, and compliance experts. He and his team focus on advising customer CISOs on security and compliance issues related to cloud, technical messaging and thought leadership, as well as providing strategic direction on OCI security products, services, and partnerships.
Sean joined Oracle from Microsoft where he was the Global Chief Security Advisor. Sean is a previous Chief Information Security Officer at the University of Pittsburgh, Chief Technology Officer of a legal technology and eDiscovery startup, Chief Information Officer for a national law firm, and Litigation Support Applications Manager for the U.S. Department of Justice. Sean began his career as a Database Administrator for ExxonMobil and the U.S. Department of the Interior.
A frequent author and speaker on cybersecurity, Sean is also an Affiliate Practice Scholar in the University of Pittsburgh’s Cyber Institute of Policy, Law, and Security. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College CISO Certificate Program and holds both Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certifications. He received a BA from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, and attended Virginia Commonwealth University’s Graduate School of Education in Richmond, VA.